gothic Edinburgh

“A top-class crime thriller, a riveting social documentary, and a fascinating historical novel. Brilliant writing. A total gem.”

- Criminal Element

“What better setting for a Gothic murder mystery than 19th-century Edinburgh? Kaite Welsh relishes these surroundings in her pungent first book, The Wages of Sin.”

- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

An irresistible mystery set in 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite Welsh’s THE WAGES OF SIN features a female medical student-turned-detective, and will thrill fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson. It’s the first in the Sarah Gilchrist series, to be followed by THE UNQUIET HEART and THE FATE OF EMPIRES.

In 2014 she was shortlisted for both the Scottish New Writers Award and the Moniack Mhor Bridge Award. She has also been shortlisted for the 2010 Cheshire Prize for Fiction and the 2010 Spectrum Award for short fiction.

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